RG6 Coaxial Cable Overview

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You want high-quality video connections. We want to help you. Our RG6 coaxial cable will ensure robust video signal for your CCTV and CATV installations. With nearly 20 years under our belt, Security Savvy supplies high-quality RG6 coax cable for residential and commercial applications.

RG6/U is the most common type of cable found in CATV cable installations. It is used to route and distribute cable TV signals throughout homes and buildings. While RG59 is generally used in CCTV applications, the thicker RG6 is more than capable of doing the job. Our RG6 video cable is a 75-ohm cable and transmits at an optimum 1.5 Ghz—over double that of RG59—with minimum signal loss. Our RG6 cable meets and exceeds EIA/TIA cabling standards.

RG6 Coaxial History

RG-6/U is a common type of coaxial cable used in a wide variety of residential and commercial applications. The term "RG-6" itself is quite generic and refers to a wide variety of cable designs, which differ from one another in shielding characteristics, center conductor composition, and dielectric type. RG-6 was originally a military spec where "RG" meant Radio Guide and "6" referred to the sixth page in the Guide. Currently, the “Radio Guide” terminology is obsolete. In today’s practice, the term "RG-6" is generally used to refer to coaxial cables with an 18 AWG center conductor and 75 ohm characteristic impedance.

What is RG6 Coax Cable? What is it used for?

The most commonly recognized variety of RG-6 is cable television (CATV) distribution coax, used to route cable television signals to and within homes, and RG-6 type cables have become the standard for CATV, mostly replacing the smaller RG-59, in recent years (View our RG6 CATV cable). CATV distribution coax typically has a copper-coated steel center conductor and a combination aluminum foil/aluminum braid shield, typically with low coverage (about 60%). RG-6 type cables are also used in professional video applications, carrying either baseband analog video signals or serial digital interface (SDI) signals; in these applications, the center conductor is ordinarily solid copper, the shielding is much heavier (typically aluminum foil/95% copper braid), and tolerances are more tightly controlled, to improve impedance stability. For any plenum applications, check out our Plenum, CMP RG6 CATV Cable.

While RG6 is most commonly used for CATV applications, we do stock a CCTV RG6 with a 95% braided shield and a Siamese cable.

RG-6 cables typically are fitted with various types of connector at each end; in CATV distribution applications, these are typically F connector style; in professional baseband video, BNC connectors; and in consumer a/v applications other than RF and CATV, RCA plugs.

Coaxial Keystone Jacks

Designed for you home theater and security alarm installations, our coaxial keystone jacks give your installations performance and a professional look. Coax keystone jacks have a rectangular face and snap in tabs that fit right into your wall plate. They’re very simple to use. Run you coaxial cable through the wall, crimp your coaxial connector with one of our coaxial crimpers and plug it in.

Additional Products

Coax Tools

From Cutting and Stripping to Crimping and Plugging, Security Savvy carries all of your coaxial tool needs.

Coaxial Connectors

We carry a variety of RG6 coax connectors, including RCA, BNC and F-type connectors for dual and quad shield, as well as twist on and compression connectors. Factors that may include your choice may include how robust the connection is intended to be, what the application is, and personal preference.